Author and Broadway performer Alexandra Silber talks with Christy McDonald about the healing power of music.Read More
7/26/18: Engler Testifies Before Congress / Lack of Detroit Hotels / Calley & Schuette / Silence the Violence
Jul 26, 2018
MSU Interim President John Engler testified before a Congressional subcommittee about the changes MSU has put in place to protect amateur athletes following the Larry Nassar abuse scandal. The MiWeek roundtable analyzes what Engler had to say and whether the changes at the University are enough. Plus, the NCAA says the main reason Detroit lost the bid for future men’s basketball Final Four games was because the city’s hotels did not have the capacity to house each of the four teams in its own hotel. How does the lack of large hotels impact future bids for large events? And as the Michigan Primary draws near, Republican candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, is verbally attacking front-runner Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette about how little time he has actually spent on the job over the past eight years.Read More
Jul 5, 2018
The MiWeek team and special roundtable guests, Lee Wilkins, Chair of the Department of Communication of Wayne State University, and Garlin Gilchrist II, Executive Director of U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility, take an in-depth look at the role of media in this year’s elections.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Donald Trump commutes sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrickby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Kwame Kilpatrick, who served 7 years, will get out of prison 20 years early thanks to Donald Trump, who commuted his sentence.
- Father and daughter dead after fiery crash in Shelby Townshipby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
An awful start to the new year for a family in suburban Detroit: Dad and daughter both killed, and his other child badly injured, in a traffic crash.
- Some Michigan counties grapple with vaccine switch, cancel clinicsby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
The Washtenaw County Health Department postponed some of the COVID-19 vaccine clinics it scheduled for this week because of a shortage of vaccines.
- Michigan reports 1,738 new COVID-19 cases, 41 deaths Tuesdayby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Michigan now has a total of 540,115 confirmed cases and 13,865 deaths since March.
- Metro Detroit nurse sings 'Amazing Grace' for national audience at COVID-19 memorialby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
"I am lost for words right now," Lori Key wrote on Facebook. The Presidential Inaugural Committee hosted the event.
- What's the schedule for inauguration day?
Joe Biden will become the nation's 46th president at noon on Wednesday, when he is sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. on the Capitol's West Front. This will take place shortly after Kamala Harris is sworn in as the 49th vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. Biden's inaugural address will follow. Find more information on the day's events and performers here....
- Several longstanding traditions will be missing from inauguration
Traditionally, the outgoing president sits behind the new president, symbolizing a peaceful transfer of power, but Donald Trump will not be at Wednesday's event. Nor will Trump invite the Bidens to the White House, forgoing a longstanding tradition in which the outgoing first family welcomes the new first family to the White House.
- The Constitution mandates when one presidency ends and the next begins
The date and time of today's inauguration are set by 20th amendment to the Constitution, which states that "the terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January."